Monday, 09 Mar 2020
Author and professor Sue Taylor will speak about Grant Wood's life and legacy in "Grant Woods Secrets."
Living in the Future's Past is a film narrated by Jeff Bridges and directed by Susan Kucera. It was awarded the Gold World Medal by the United Nations for its efforts in the field of climate change and sustainability and Best Documentary by the Arizona International Film Festival. The documentary will challenge students to think about environmental issues and their place within this movement. A discussion will follow the film.
Award-winning novelist of crime and suspense, conservative speaker Andrew Klavan will discuss how God provides morality. He posits "John Adams said our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. Do we have to have faith if we want to be free?" Nominated five times, two of his books have won the Edgar Award. Klavan also has a podcast on The Daily Wire.
Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020
Katy Yocom was born and raised in Atchison, Kansas, and currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky. In her debut novel, "Three Ways to Disappear," Yocom explores the story of journalist Sarah DeVaughan. In researching the novel, Yocom traveled to India. "Three Ways to Disappear" won the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature and was named a Barnes & Noble Top Indie Favorite.
Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020
Members of the Des Moines Gay Men's Chorus will talk about their history, community impact, important figures and more. Presented by the Women's and Gender Studies Program.
Join author Tricia Foley as she walks through the extraordinary life of Mary Louise Booth, who was a founding editor of HarperâEUR(TM)s Bazar, wrote the first history of New York City, and a leader in the abolition and suffrage movements. Tricia is a home design and restoration expert, who has published 10 books about design and lifestyles. Part of the 100th Anniversary Events Commemorating Women's Suffrage.
Dr. Amy Blackstone is a professor in sociology at the University of Maine, researching on childfree choice, workplace harassment, and civic engagement. She is the author of Childfree by Choice. Dr. Blackstone will discuss the culture and discrimination that surrounds not having children for women, men, gay and lesbian couples, and trans persons. She will discuss the history of the childfree movement and its future.
Thursday, 12 Mar 2020
Ever wondered about the difference between "floral" and "botanical" art? Or botanical "art" versus botanical "illustration?" Kelsey Wilson, local artist from Nevada, will be leading a discussion on the key differences of these art forms and highlighting some contemporary masters.
Artist Linda Emmerson with discuss her works of art included in the #WomenKnowStuffToo ReACT Exhibition.